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by Aussie81Interstate
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 GL1100 Clutch
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: 1983 GL1100 Clutch

I would download the service manual and check the part numbers for the clutch plates - if there is a different part number for the outmost clutch plate I would try to find that number..
by Aussie81Interstate
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: hard knocking on take-off on first gear
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: hard knocking on take-off on first gear

When you lean on the screwdriver or lock nut you are subconsciously tightening your grip, even leaning on the screwdriver will get things out of whack. Just try and be gentle to the stage of getting the nuts firmed up - it will take some patience. When firmed up just one drop of thread locker on the...
by Aussie81Interstate
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: hard knocking on take-off on first gear
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: hard knocking on take-off on first gear

When using the vacuum gauges, make sure you sync all the gauges first - to the one cylinder - I think #3 is the best one to do this on - as it is non adjustable - with all gauges set up to read the same (if brand new gauges they should probably be pretty accurate). Then when you do link them all up ...
by Aussie81Interstate
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: hard knocking on take-off on first gear
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: hard knocking on take-off on first gear

You will need to synch your carburettors, that is what is causing the knocking - they sound like a bucket of bolts if not done correctly.
by Aussie81Interstate
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: VIN #'s do not match. Engine and frame.
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: VIN #'s do not match. Engine and frame.

Your VIN plate and FRAME numbers appear to me to have the same sequence of ending numbers - not sure how that translates. I would not expect a bike to have the same frame/vin and ENGINE numbers - unless it was an historic or old vintage bike,, where some of those coming off production lines were abl...
by Aussie81Interstate
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)
Replies: 34
Views: 792

Re: GL1000 engine shutting down at lower speeds (while running warm)

I'm wondering if a dodgy clutch switch could be causing your problems ??
by Aussie81Interstate
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Wiring plug ????
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Wiring plug ????

Definitely after market variety. Was there a trailer ever pulled with the bike? I would just run the existing wires back and see where the power was connected from - you will probably find it has been spliced into another wire.. If you don't need it and everything runs fine, then I would remove the ...
by Aussie81Interstate
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Looking for Floorboards w/toe to heel shifter for GL1500
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Looking for Floorboards w/toe to heel shifter for GL1500

I actually bought some out of the US a few years ago - sold my bike and never installed them. But it would be way too expensive to post them back and recover the money I paid for them as well...lol
by Aussie81Interstate
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Sudden failure left me stranded
Replies: 8
Views: 200

Re: Sudden failure left me stranded

Time to rethink your current wiring and maybe replace some of it.. The whole fuse assembly looks like it has suffered from heat over a period of time. The fuse I would definitely replace with a modern blade fuse. The 3 pin yellow wire connector - I would back track on that and see if the connections...
by Aussie81Interstate
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Sudden failure left me stranded
Replies: 8
Views: 200

Re: Sudden failure left me stranded

Has it run out of fuel or got bad fuel in it?, maybe a clogged fuel filter, clogged petcock?
by Aussie81Interstate
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Dent in Frame !!
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Dent in Frame !!

Was the bike written off?? I would think where that is and not being an engineer - I would want to inspect it or have it inspected for roadworthiness - depending on the depth of the dent, and if that section of the frame has been in any other position as well. I suppose another way around that would...
by Aussie81Interstate
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Houston we have a problem
Replies: 21
Views: 601

Re: Houston we have a problem

Yes I agree,

It could be a problem - so some further testing is required.. I'm going to ride it to work and back fingers crossed tomorrow..
by Aussie81Interstate
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Houston we have a problem
Replies: 21
Views: 601

Re: Houston we have a problem

Hi MikeB, I have a Valkyrie and not sure if it has the same wiring diagram as it does not have a reverse function. I have tracked down the Valkyrie PDF for the particular page - and it seems to point to a bad solenoid..see if I can post it here..apparently cannot drop a pdf as an attachment. Just fo...
by Aussie81Interstate
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Houston we have a problem
Replies: 21
Views: 601

Re: Houston we have a problem

Well, I ran a battery cable directly to the starter motor post (just held it on the post), then put the other end direct on the Positive Battery post, and the starter motor spun up perfectly and as quick as anything. Where does that leave me now ??? Bad Earth from the battery side? Bad earth from th...
by Aussie81Interstate
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Houston we have a problem
Replies: 21
Views: 601

Re: Houston we have a problem

Might be able to confirm the process a bit later - as I'm sitting inside in the air con - temperature is a bit too hot to spend in the sun while I get sweaty and sunburnt lol Hopefully it might be just worn brushes and nothing broken - but will be checking the main earth and the direct 12v to the st...
by Aussie81Interstate
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Houston we have a problem
Replies: 21
Views: 601

Re: Houston we have a problem

Well I think not good news, but will be needing some brains to work this out. Put the fully charged battery back in the bike - everything hooked up - turn the key on - press the start button and get "click" from the starter solenoid. Measured voltage at the small trigger wire - it was over 12volts -...
by Aussie81Interstate
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Houston we have a problem
Replies: 21
Views: 601

Re: Houston we have a problem

Just spent some time cleaning up some electrical connections, Even though they look cleanish - when you give them a good scrub with some emery paper they come up a lot shinier. Cleaned up the solenoid contacts, solenoid connector and 30amp blade fuse connections, also cleaned up the 55A main fuse an...
by Aussie81Interstate
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Houston we have a problem
Replies: 21
Views: 601

Re: Houston we have a problem

I charged the old battery YUASA brand and it was showing 12.2 volts which is basically flat. Put it on a 2.5A constant charger on Thursday night and the following morning it was back to over 14V - did not take an exact measurement, turned it off Friday morning and checked this morning - battery show...
by Aussie81Interstate
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Houston we have a problem
Replies: 21
Views: 601

Re: Houston we have a problem

Yes thanks,

I used to use a load tester like that quite a few years ago - I used to sell and service mobility scooters, basically that is a big toaster element - and does work to load test and give readings.

Cheers :)
by Aussie81Interstate
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Houston we have a problem
Replies: 21
Views: 601

Re: Houston we have a problem

Thanks MikeB, Came home this afternoon, took the seat off and measured the battery voltage - 12.22V with ignition off. Ignition on it dropped to 11.85V - hit the start button - it dropped to low 9's high 8's in voltage - so pretty well confirmed the battery has seen better days. It did crank for abo...
by Aussie81Interstate
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 excessive exhaust smoke, clicking noise, head gaskets job
Replies: 15
Views: 529

Re: GL1100 excessive exhaust smoke, clicking noise, head gaskets job

amonera, You may notice I too have a CX500 Turbo - mine had been in hibernation for an extended period as well - but mine had been ridden hard and put away wet... I have a topic on the Australia CX web site - I will link it here to show some of the issues that I have had - you may find it helpful or...
by Aussie81Interstate
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 excessive exhaust smoke, clicking noise, head gaskets job
Replies: 15
Views: 529

Re: GL1100 excessive exhaust smoke, clicking noise, head gaskets job

Keep riding it you may as well get your fun out of it, before it requires a teardown - which could be in a few more years - depending on how much you ride.. :)
by Aussie81Interstate
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Houston we have a problem
Replies: 21
Views: 601

Re: Houston we have a problem

Thanks for the responses, I will take some photos - but the battery connections are good - no corrosion, not sure on the alternator - but I'm possibly leaning towards a bad battery, as being one issue. I let the bike sit overnight - and it started fine this morning - I had put the seat back on last ...
by Aussie81Interstate
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Houston we have a problem
Replies: 21
Views: 601

Houston we have a problem

Hi Guys, Major dilemna and lots of head scratching for the last hour or so. Coming up my driveway on the Valkyrie this afternoon – the bike just quit – didn’t stall – just stopped. I put the bike in neutral – hit the starter button and just got – “click”. Put the sidestand down then up – tried again...
by Aussie81Interstate
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bug eye driving lights
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Re: Bug eye driving lights

Thank you - they look interesting...

I might look into a pair - now I have to find out where to mount them.